Design - Build - Fly
Design beautiful and reliable model rockets using SpaceCAD. Assemble your rocket from a vast library of elements from the huge parts databases.
Build your rocket and make it real: Export fins and centering rings as SVG files, build a transition from cardboard, see exactly where to drill the holes in centering rings.
Fly your rocket by simulating multiple rocket flights in varying configurations and ensure a safe recovery.
Design and analyze your rocket
Simulate multiple rocket configurations, make sure that your rocket makes a perfect vertical flight.More about rocket design in our blog »
Simulate your rocket's flight
Find out how high your model rocket will fly and choose the right engine and the best delay.More about flight simulation in our blog »
Ensure a safe recovery
Make sure that the rocket lands safely by choosing the right recovery - be it a streamer or a parachute.More about recovery in our blog »
Rocket design doesn’t have to be rocket science.
Easily assemble, preview and see how your finished rocket looks like, with drag & drop and features like undo.
Always see your rocket's Center of Gravity (CG), Center of Pressure (CP), stability and weight.
Huge parts database with thousands of elements
Jump start your rocket design with SpaceCAD's rocket element pool with parts from well-known vendors like Estes, Quest or Aerotech.
Huge parts database
Build your rocket from a vast library of elements: nose cones, tubes, transitions, launch lugs, rings and rocket engines. Easily add your own parts to the database for easy reuse.
Ensure a true and stable flight
SpaceCAD tells you know all the time if your rocket will fly stable. It does that by computing your rocket's Center of Gravity (CG), Center of Pressure (CP), stability and weight.
Build your rocket and see the details in technical 2D or realistic 3D. Easily zoom in to see all the details. Important data like lift- off weight and stability is always visible.
Laser cut fins and rings
SpaceCAD allows you to save your fins and centering rings as SVG files. You can use these to print them with a laser cutter with high precision and build your rocket faster.
I love this software.
For competition rockets this software is FANTASTIC!
Martin VernaSpaceCAD Customer
Your product is simple and to the point.
Anyone who is interested in rocketry should have this product.
Chuck StouffeSpaceCAD customer
SpaceCAD’s flight prediction requires just one click and immediately displays the graph of your rocket's flight profile. It also shows all relevant flight events like engine burnout and motor ejection times.
Find out how high your rocket will fly, the optimum engine delay, how fast your rocket will go and its maximum acceleration.
See the float time and drift depending on wind speed, test multiple recovery systems to find out the best one for the current weather conditions.
You can use multiple parachutes or streamers for an exact floating time, like required in the TARC contest. This allows you to fine tune your rocket’s flight for best performance & safety. Never lose a rocket to wind drift again.
SpaceCAD tells you how your rocket flies before the actual rocket launch. Simulate multiple rocket configurations and make sure that your rocket makes a perfect vertical flight, even in windy conditions.
SpaceCAD tells you instantly how long your rocket will take to land safely. It also allows you to analyze how far it will float. The recovery designer allows you to test multiple recovery systems to find out the best one for the current weather conditions.
Simulate how your rocket flies at different launch sites - for example, if you're in Florida and want to prepare for the different conditions in Virginia.
Enter launch site details for a more accurate flight prediction.
“I am very fond of using SpaceCAD. The calculated results are very close to the actual values read by the altimeters.”
Andreas BlockRocket Enthusiast and SpaceCAD customer
Print to Impress
SpaceCAD includes the most sophisticated printout suite available today
- and helps you build your rocket faster and easier.
The fin-position/-alignment and cutout guides help you to cut your fins and align them perfectly on your finished rocket.
Perfect for you!
Model rocketry is a fantastic hobby - and you can make it even more fun with SpaceCAD!
For Windows 10, Windows 7.
Also available: Multi-seat and site licenses
Understand and optimize your rocket’s performance
Build new and improve existing your model rockets, know their performance.
Prepare your Level-certification
Optimize your rocket's performance before building and launching it.
Trusted in more than 30 countries
Did you know that rocketry is a global hobby? SpaceCAD is used in more than 30 countries world wide.
Used in education
Schools use SpaceCAD as a valuable teaching tool and SpaceCAD is officially trusted by the world’s largest rocket competitions like the Team America Rocketry Challenge.